Trying Something A Little Different

To say my second trimester has been tiring is probably an understatement. I’ve found getting up at 6am to commute to work even harder than usual, and by 2-3pm in the afternoon, I’m exhausted again. Annoyingly I’ve become more of a night owl of late and find myself pretty awake at 10-11pm compared to my first trimester when I slept a lot. Bob has still been able to get to sleep so there has been nights where I’ve found myself watching something pointless on Netflix just to make myself tired.

When CasinoEuro got in touch looking for people to try out their site, I was really intrigued. Having used online bingo/casino sites in the past and enjoyed myself, I was more than open to trying this site and seeing what it offered.

The sign up process was nice and simple and within minutes my account was set up. I started by browsing round the site and downloading the mobile app. There are various different tabs on the site including Slots, Jackpots, Live Casino, Table games and Video Poker.

It’s an easy to site to manoeuvre around and by downloading the mobile app, you can enjoy the site on the go.

I started off by playing a few simple slot games and placing some smaller amounts until I got used to what I was doing.

It was great when I started winning some amounts and even if they were only 10p, the thrill of getting a win regardless of amount is great for the adrenaline.

I started playing on the go when I was maybe on my lunch at work just to give myself a little “Me Time” or when I was walking down to the shops as placing a bet is so straight forward. On 1 particular slot, I placed a small amount and ended up with a bit of a bigger win and won £60+ which was amazing. I was thrilled with this size win having never won something this high in the past.

Again I had more of a browse and tried out the live casino offers as well as the slots. For me personally, the slots is much easier to get my head round but if you understand the casino area then completing them is much easier.

It’s important to remember to be responsible with these kind of sites and not go crazy spending money. I find setting myself a budget in terms of what I will spend is really important and helps to keep control. Overall I think the site is fab and the mobile app is even better for usability.

Laura x

(This has been a collaborative post with CasinoEuro, all content, opinions and photos are my own)


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Taking advantage of the Garden

It’s been absolutely stunning weather of late and despite being 6 months pregnant, I’ve tried to take advantage of the nice weather and get in the garden. We are super lucky to have inherited a beautiful garden when we bought the house last year and have made sure we’ve kept up with maintenance as not to ruin the aesthetic.

Now we’re into summer time and spending more time in the garden with friends round the BBQ, it’s got me thinking about how to make the garden more of our own instead of inheriting it from someone else.

We’ve planted a lot of new flowers and moved some bulbs round to fit our liking and don’t worry those ball shrubs in the picture have grown back in volume and look beautiful.

We also inherited some garden furniture when we moved in which was fantastic as it was summer when we got the keys but now I think it’s time to start looking at new furniture that suits us a bit more.

I’ve used Fishpools before when browsing and buying homeware/garden accessories so immediately I thought about them when getting some inspiration. One of my favourite garden looks is Rattan furniture and they have a fantastic range of dining sets on offer; meaning plenty to choose from.

My 2 favourite sets that they do are:

Margarita Round Rattan table with 4 chairs in grey


Margarita Grey Rattan Sofa Dining Set with Ice Bucket

You can get bigger dining sets than these but as much as our garden is large with a big grass/plant area, the patio is not huge and we have a BBQ so we wouldn’t want anything that took up too much room.

As well as Rattan furniture dining sets, they also sell a range of garden accessories, lighting, daybeds, sun loungers and parasols. You can literally get everything you should need for your garden in one place.

Due to baby Moore arriving in 4 months time, the urge to spend money on the garden may have to take a backseat until next summer now but this site will be the first place I go to when planning to spend.

Laura x

(This has been a collaborative post with Fishpools, all content is my own as usual. The 2 photos of the dining sets have been taken directly from their website)

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The New Toyota Yaris Hybrid

You may have seen on my Instagram recently, that I was lucky enough to borrow the new Toyota Yaris Hybrid for a weekend and drive it around York.

Earlier in the year I had the chance to borrow the CHR Hybrid for a weekend and was blown away by how much I loved the car. Having driven a Yaris for 3 years and learnt to drive in one, when the lovely people at Toyota got in touch again, I jumped at the chance to drive another new car.

I picked up the car on Friday evening and as usual Mark and the staff at Vantage Toyota York were extremely helpful in showing me the ins and outs of the car. The car was another automatic which I grew to love with the CHR after 9 years of driving a manual car, and again was a hybrid so used electric as well as fuel.

As part of borrowing the car for the weekend Toyota had a look at a part of my driving to see how much of it was using electric rather than fuel and the results are below:

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